Canucks vs. Devils Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Devils as –108 money line favorites over the Canucks, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Vancouver enters play with a 39-16-6 overall record and is 21-10-2 on the road this year, while New jersey is 35-20-4 overall and 16-10-3 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Canucks opened as –106 money line favorites but their odds have since flipped to +100. The Devils, meanwhile, opened at –102 on the ML and are now –108.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 61% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Canucks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Vancouver. The Canucks have to avoid a letdown after their big victory on Thursday night and I think they will. They realize that the Devils are now pushovers and that they can’t give back some of the momentum they just acquired in Detroit. According to latest NHL trends, the Canucks are 4-1 in their last five trips to New Jersey and 7-2 in their last nine games overall versus the Devils. They’re also 6-0 in their last six games as an underdog, 6-0 in their last six games as a road underdog and 9-2 in their last 11 contests versus the Eastern Conference.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: VANCOUVER CANUCKS +100